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13 Tips for a FANTASTIC Trip to Florence

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13 Tips for a FANTASTIC Trip to Florence

One of the most beautiful and historically significant cities in the world…join me as I help you decide what to do, where to go, where to stay, and what to eat in stunning Florence.

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How to Get into the City:
- From Pisa Airport (Gallilei Gallileo Intl Airport): Take the Pisamover to Pisa Centrale Station, and buy a ticket to Florence (Santa Maria Novella Station)
- From Florence Airport (Peretola)
Cheapest option is the new Tram from T2 to Santa Maria Novella Station in Florence.
Or just hop in a cab)

How to Skip The Lines:
(VERY IMPORTANT TO AVOID SPENDING HOURS IN LINES!)
- The most user friendly website for reserving skip the line reserved ticket times (for the Uffizi Gallery and the Academia Gallery (Michelangelo's David) is:

(But you’ll pay more of a fee…but it is user friendly)
- The official ticketing website for the Uffizi Gallery and The David is B-ticket:

(Less user-friendly, but a cheaper ticket price…and it’s not that hard to figure it out)
- The official site for reserving a climb for the Duomo is here (this will also include entrance into all of the attractions of the Duomo):


- You can also call to book a time at the Uffizi and David by calling this number from a US phone:
011-39-055-294-883
- Or this number from an Italian phone:
055-294-883

You can also sometimes book through your hotel (if you’re staying at a hotel)
Or go with a small group tour like ArtVivia (more expensive, but highly recommended):


Food:
- All’Antico Vinaio
- Gustapizza
- Le Volpi e L’Uva
- Trattoria Mario
- Trattoria Za Za
- Zeb
- Cibrèo Trattoria
- Osteria Santo Spirito
- L’Osteria di Giovanni
- Trattoria Giovanni

Gelato:
- Venchi
- Vivoli
- Gelateria La Carraia
- Gelateria Artigianale La Strega Nocciola
- Gelateria Santa Trinita
- My Sugar
- Gelateria Dei Neri (one of my two favorites)
- Perché No (my favorite)

Neighborhoods/Piazzas/Sites:
- Piazza della Signoria
- Ponte Vecchio (Make sure to climb to the top)
- Oltrarno (Across any of the bridged on the other side of the Arno River)
- San Frediano
- Santo Spirito
- Walk along the Arno River

Markets:
- Mercato Centrale
- Mercato di San Lorenzo
- Loggia del Mercato Nuovo
- Sant’Ambrogio Market

Michaelangelo’s David:
Galleria dell’Accademia
(Again…make sure to book an advanced entrance time)

Other Museums/Art/History:
- Uffizi Gallery (BOOK AHEAD)
- Palazzo Vecchio
- Palazzo Pitti

Churches:
- Duomo di Firenze, also the Crypt below, the Baptistry, and Giotto’s Bell Tower (though as I said in the video…you’ll get as a good a view of the city from climbing the Palazzo Vecchio with FAR FEWER crowds)
- Basilica di Santa Croce (burial site of famous Italians)
- Medici Chapel (also the family tomb for the Medici)

Parks/Nature:
- Boboli Gardens (Beautiful impressive huge park)
- Giardino Bardini (My favorite park in the city)
- Rent a bike and ride through the hills above Florence. Best route (in my opinion) Head across the Ponte all Grazie (Bridge), and bike up the hills above Piazzale Michaelangelo.

Views of the City:
- la Rinascente (4th floor…up the green stairs)
- Rooftop bar of the Westin Excelsior
- Watch the Sunset on the St Trinity Bridge

Tuscany:
(I rented a car…I think it cost me around 50 Euros for the day)
- Day Trip/Wine Tour of Tuscany (There are many options for tours…I loved the small group half/day tour with Prestige rent…I found it on Trip Advisor (linked here):

- Siena (if you only visit one town in Tuscany…make it Siena. Also take the bus, not the train)
- San Gimignano (Can be seen on the same day as Siena as they’re close by)
- Pisa
- Lucca (aerial shot of Lucca is from videoblocks.com)

PLACES I DIDN’T HAVE TIME TO FEATURE:
Restaurants:
- Osteria Vini e Vecchi Sapori (VERY POPULAR spot. Reservations are a must)
- Bella Donne (fantastic meatballs…or “polpettine”)
- Hostaria Il Desco (great little hidden gem near the Ponte Vecchio in a winding alley)

Other things to see/do:
- Bargello Museum
- Strozzi Museum
- Museo dell'Opera del Duomo (The Duomo’s museum)

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The Anti-Tourist guide to Florence Italy - How to see it all

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Booking a trip to Florence? We have you covered! In this video we quickly review all the tips and tricks needed for your trip to Florence. We cover, where to eat in florence, where to stay in florence, what to do in florence, and others. Florence has so much to offer and it can be overwhelming choosing what to do. This video should help your vacation be a memorable one. When your in firenze you will need to see the uffizi gallery, the ponte vecchio, and most importantly the duomo.

Florence is more than a city, it's a feeling. The city is filled with art, history, and most importantly, amazing food. When in Florence, the diet goes out the window. Be ready for red wine, Florentine steak, and truffle pasta. Some of our favorite restaurants are:
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TOP 15 Things to do in FLORENCE Italy in 2021 | New Normal Travel Guide

The best things to do in Florence in 2021 are not always easy to figure out. Especially during the new normal. In this video I show you what it is like to travel in Italy now. This travel guide will help you to safely visit Florence in Italy and have a great time there.

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0:00 Intro
0:38 1. Piazza Della Signoria |
1:41 2. Bistecca alla Fiorentina
2:13 3. Duomo Di Firenze |
4:03 4. Uffizi |
5:14 5. Piazzale Michelangelo |
6:23 6. Trattoria Da Ruggero
7:38 7. Palazzo Pitti |
8:28 8. Ponte Vecchio |
9:18 9. Galleria Dell Accademia |
10:58 10. Cappelle Medicee |
12:20 11. Santa Maria Novella |
12:46 12. Giardino Bardini |
12:59 13. Gelateria La Carraia |
15:17 14. Aperitivo
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Visiting Florence - How to Plan Ahead

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Tuscany Week Long Road Trip Vlog | Florence, Siena, Pisa, Wine Tasting, Things to Do

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20 Things to do in Florence, Italy Travel Guide

Come join us as we visit Florence, Italy in this travel guide covering the best things to do, eat and experience in the city. Quite possibly the most beautiful city in Italy features stunning architecture, cathedrals and artwork along with great food and markets worth visiting. Overall, no trip to Italy is really complete without a visiting Florence.

20 Things to do in Florence City Tour | Italy Travel Guide: (FIRENZE ITALIA)

Intro - 00:01
1) Florence Cathedral (Il Duomo di Firenze) / 5 Attractions Pass: - 00:35
2) Bell Tower of Florence (Giotto's Campanile) - 01:32
3) Florence Baptistery (Battistero di San Giovanni) - 02:16
4) Museum of the Works of the Cathedral (Museo dell’Opera del Duomo) - 02:41
5) Crypt of Santa Reparata - 03:00
6) Filippo Brunelleschi’s Dome of Florence Cathedral - 03:19
7) Gelato Grom - 03:42
8) Uffizi Gallery (Galleria degli Uffizi) - 04:27
9) Pizzeria Toto for Italian pizza- 06:09
10) Piazza della Signoria - 07:05
11) Palazzo Vecchio -07:19
12) Loggia dei Lanzi - 07:23
13) Galleria dell'Accademia di Firenze / Gallery of the Academy of Florence - 08:07
14) Ponte Vecchio - 09:19
15) Piazzale Michelangelo - 10:18
16) Sunset Views of Florence - 10:20
17) Food at the Central Market in Florence- 10:47
18) Central Market Florence for grocery shopping - 12:00
19) Cooking Pasta at Home - 12:12
20) Florence at Night - 13:37
Outro - 13:40

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Our visit Florence travel guide covers some of the top attractions including a food guide to local Italian food, top sightseeing tourist attractions and the city by day and by night including visiting cathedrals, pizzerias, ruins, parks, the coliseum and the Vatican City. We cover activities you won't find in a typical Florence tourism brochure, Florence itinerary or Florence, Italy city tour also known as Firenze Italia.

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Florence: when it comes to Renaissance art, there’s probably no better city in the world to soak it all in!

Our time here was spent viewing works by Italian masters both in museums and public spaces, marvelling at the architecture - in particular Florence Cathedral and its massive dome, going in search of the best lookout points, and eating plenty of pizza & gelato sharing the best things to do in Florence on your visit.

We paid 15 Euros for a ticket that gave us access to 5 attractions associated with Florence Cathedral. Giotto’s Campanile, the bell tower stands 84.7 metres with 414 steps.

We made our way over to our next attraction: the Baptistry. Known as both the Florence Baptistry and the Baptistry of Saint John.

We continued to Museo dell’Opera del Duomo, which is a museum dedicated to conserving artworks relating to Florence Cathedral.

It was time to climb the dome of Florence Cathedral. We ate our gelato at Grom and it was delicious.

The Uffizi Gallery is considered one of the best museums in the world focusing on the Italian Renaissance. Most of the art collection you see today was gifted to the city of Florence by Anna Maria Luisa, the last Medici heiress.

From Uffizi Gallery you get some pretty cool views of Ponte Vecchio and the Arno River from a higher vantage point.

We visited in Florence was Piazza della Signoria, an L-shaped square right in the heart of the city. A landmark in this square is Palazzo Vecchio or the Town Hall. And to the right of this building, you have the Loggia dei Lanzi.

Speaking of David, we did find him, over at Galleria dell’Accademia. Michelangelo’s David depicts the Biblical David carved out of a single block of marble.

Ponte Vecchia during the 16th century that one of the Medici ordered for the butcher shops to be replaced with jewellers.

When it comes to sunset in Florence, there are no better views than from Piazzale Michelangelo overlooking the historic center on the other side of the Arno River.

This indoor market is foodie central with the second floor of the market is filled with eateries. Central Market is a great place to pick up ingredients to bring back to your kitchen.

We hope you enjoyed this Florence travel guide and that it gave you ideas of things to do.

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00:00 - 00:17 Intro
00:18 - 00:43 Who is The Tour Guy
00:44 - 01:24 Why 48 hours in Florence
01:25 - 01:39 Brunelleschi Hotel
01:40 - 02:50 Piazza della Repubblica
02:50 - 03:23 Day 1 Overview
03:24 - 04:17 Galleria dell'Accademia (Michelangelo's David)
04:18 - 05:15 Bronze Boar
05:16 - 06:04 Lampredotto w/ Angel
06:05 - 06:50 Uffizi
06:51 - 08:07 Gurdulú
08:08 - 09:16 Abbey of San Miniato & Piazzale Michelangelo
09:17 - 09:37La Loggia
09:38 - 10:04 Cinghiale Bianco
10:05 - 10:44 Day 2 Summary
10:45 - 11:44 Brancacci Chapel
11:45 - 12:29 Duomo
12:30 - 13:40 Mercato Centrale & Da Nerbone
13:41 - 14:14 Pitti Palace
14:15 - 15:00 Carduccio
15:01 - 15:26 La Terrazza Rooftop Bar
15:27 - 15:45 Berberè
15:46 - Outtakes + Arrivederci!

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Climbing the Duomo + Florence food and gelato | Italy Day 13

We made it to Florence, our final stop on our Italian adventure! And on our first day we wandered around the city, climbed to the top of the Duomo, and ate some delicious food and gelato (plus had a gelato mishap!)

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13 Tips for an AWESOME Trip to Singapore

Known as the “Lion City,” join me as I explore the what to do, where to go, and what to eat in the incredible city of Singapore.

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Hotels:
-Hotel 81 (multiple locations…good budget hotel options. Not fancy, but clean with a private bathroom)
-Beary Best! Hostel (Chinatown)

Food:
Below are some of my favorite places…all highly recommended, but honestly…the key is to find a stall with a long line of locals…that’s the best indication of what’s good. It’ll be worth waiting for:)

Featured Hawker Centres:
-Maxwell Food Centre
-Old Airport Road Food Centre
-Chinatown Complex
-Tiong Bahru Market
-Lau Pa Sat Food Court (Specifically the satay stalls on the street outside the main centre)
-Chinatown Food Street

Featured Food Stalls:
Maxwell Food Centre:
-Ah Tai Chicken Rice (THE BEST)
-Tian Tian Chicken Rice
-Zhen Zhen Porridge
-Marina Bay Delicious Foods (Get their Char Kway Teow)

Old Airport Road:
-Roast Paradise (Char Su with Pork Rice)
-Xin Mei Xiang Zheng Zong Lor Mee

Chomp Chomp Food Centre:
-Ah Hok Fried Hokkien Noodles (there can be a long wait for this stall)
-Hai Wai Yuan BBQ (Sambal stingray)

Chinatown Complex:
-Lian He Ben Ji Claypot Rice (Mixed claypot)
-Jia Ji Mei Shi (Get the Chee Cheong Fun)
-Hawker Stan (There will be a long line starting before 10AM)

Lau Pa Sat:
-Stall 8 on Satay street (Stall #8 is by far the best of them)

Little India:
-Komala Vilas Vegetarian Restaurant (Order anything and everything…but I come here for the Dosai…but seriously…everything is amazing)
-Jaggi’s Northern Indian Cuisine (Again…everything is incredible. I love the butter chicken, and make sure to get some of their incredible made-to-order naan bread)

Tiong Bahru:
-Loo’s Hainanese Curry Rice (just…friggin’ delicious. Definitely go here if you’re in Tiong Bahru)
Tiong Bahru Bakery (Everything here is great…the croissants in particular are flaky and perfect)

Spago:
Top of Tower 2 at Marina Bay Sands. Good drinks and very good food…great views of the city. The menu is super spendy. But it’s one of the best burgers in the city.

THINGS TO DO:
-Gardens By the Bay

-Singapore Botanic Gardens (& Orchid Garden)

-Marina Bay Sands

-Sentosa

-Lazarus Island (catch the Ferry to St. John’s Island at the Marina South Pier and walk to Lazarus…follow the signs to the beach. NOTE: The boat stops at the very cool Kusu Island for an hour on the return trip…make sure to check out the cute little turtle sanctuary)

-Night Safari (at the Singapore Zoo. NOTE: Tickets are cheaper if you buy them online)


Neighborhoods:
Chinatown (Specifically Keong Said Road and Duxton Hill)
Little India
Orchard Road
Arab Street & Haji Lane
Tiong Bahru
Marina Bay


NOT FEATURED IN THE VIDEO BUT PLACES I STILL LOVE:
Food:
-Kok Sen (On Keong Saik Road in Chinatown…local hangout with super authentic fantastic Chinese food)
-Tong Heng Bakery (in Chinatown…make sure to get the delectable egg tarts)
-Albert Street Prawn Noodle Soup (at Old Airport Road Food Centre)
-Song See Fish Noodles (at Lau Pa Sat)
-Carrot Cake at Chomp Chomp Food Centre (not at all what you think it is…it’s a savory dish of rice flour…get the “black” version…it has more flavor)
-Golden Mile Claypot Rice
-Tiong Bahru Meng See (on Chinatown’s Food Street…get the Roast Duck over noodles)
-328 Katong Laksa (a little spendy for laksa, but very popular, spicy, and delicious)
-Sungei Road Laksa (More local and cheaper, but equally excellent Laksa)
-Samy’s Curry Restaurant
-No Signboard Seafood (my favorite chili crab in the city…note: Chili crab can be very expensive…make sure to check the price upfront so you’re not surprised)
-JB Ah Meng (White Pepper Crab)
-Rider’s Cafe
-Lucy’s BBQ (at Chomp Chomp Food Centre)
-Finally…I also love the Golden Mile Food Centre, and the Adams Road Food Centre

Things to do:
-The Treetop Walk at the MacRitchie Reservoir is very cool
-Take a boat ride in the Marina
-Check out the Marina Barrage…it’s a very cool roof-top park where people fly their kites

Some of my favorite Mid-range Hotels (not featured in the video) are:
-The Dorsett
-The Amoy
-Wanderlust Hotel
-Novotel Singapore Clarke Quay
(But my best hotel advice is to just search Hotels.come, Expedia, etc to find the best deals for the days you’re going…read guest reviews and look at guest pictures.
Also…if you can handle tight spaces and don’t mind a shared bathroom, you can stay at CUBE Capsule Hotel…it’s actually a pretty cool experience. And of course…there’s always AirBnB)
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Tuscany Road Trip - 5 Undiscovered Places in Tuscany beyond Florence

If a Tuscany road trip is on your bucket list, you'll love these five undiscovered places. Get beyond Florence and visit Suvereto, Pitigliano, Sorono, Montepulciano and Pienza. Tuscany is a very special part of Italy, it's romanticized in movies, immortalized by famous authors and artists, and, on the bucket list of many who dream of drinking wine and dining al fresco under a Tuscan sunset. Everyone is likely familiar with the Tuscan cities of Florence, Pisa and Siena, but in the video I take you beyond these popular parts of Tuscany to some incredible, but lesser known places. For more information, visit:

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2:13 Pitigliano
2:49 Sorono
4:01 Montepulciano
4:38 Last up is Pienza in Tuscany Italy.

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How to See FLORENCE IN A DAY

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Hi. Welcome to The Roman Guy How 2 Series. Today, we're going to show you to get the most out of your day trip to Florence.

A lot of people refer to Florence as a city, but it has much more of a small village type feel. It's perfect for a day trip because it's centrally located between Milan, Venice, and Rome, and very easy to get to by fast train. It's an hour from Rome, two hours from Venice, and an hour and 40 minutes from Milan. Think of it this way, it's a three-hour car ride from Rome to Florence or a one-hour train ride.

Our first stop is Accademia which is about 13 minutes by foot from the main train station. Be sure to RSVP tickets to Accademia to see Michelangelo's David. You can call ahead to get the lowest price or book online with one of our partners.

I recommend getting inside by 9:30 AM. Be sure to give yourself at least 30 minutes between your reservation and your train arrival time.
It's heavily debated on what Michelangelo's masterpiece is, but David is an amazing work of art with a great story. After David's completion, Michelangelo was asked why he worked so fast. His response was, I saw an angel trapped in that marble and I carved him until I set him free.

The central market of Florence is about a seven-minute walk from Accademia. In Italian, it's referred to as il Mercato Centrale. It's a great place to grab a coffee, some fruit or snacks to keep you going all day.

After the central market, you should head to Brunelleschi's Cathedral, which is Florence's central focal point. You'll hear the massive cathedral being referred to as il Duomo. It's recognized for its captivating color scheme, bronze doors, and magnificent cupola, or dome. The cathedral took over a hundred years to build and was consecrated in 1436 during the height of the Florentine Renaissance.

Right in Piazza del Duomo is a great artisanal gelato shop called Gelato Edoardo Bio. It's family-owned, organic, and has recipes that are over a hundred years old.

The Basilica of Santa Croce, is not only a beautiful church but the final resting place of Michelangelo and Galileo. One of the best parts about Santa Croce is on the outside. This lively piazza is a people-watchers dream.

There are plenty of outdoor restaurants in Florence but consider La Cantinetta Verrazzano. This is a local favorite and recommendation of one of our guides in Florence.

From here, you should pass by one of Italy's most famous bridges, the Ponte Vecchio or old bridge, famous for its shops physically built into the bridge. Today, most of them sell gold, but they've been selling different artisanal goods here since it was constructed as far back as the 12th century.

Now you're right around the corner from Piazza della Signoria. This square is connected to one of the world's most impressive collections of Renaissance art, the Uffizi Gallery.

Piazza della Signoria is host to a beautiful array of outdoor statues, monuments, and fountains. The most notable building in this square is Palazzo Vecchio which is the Town Hall of Florence.
By now, it should be getting late and you should consider going to All'Antico Vinaio for a Florentine sandwich.

On the way to the train station, you should stop by La Fontana del Porcellino. It's a bronze statue of a boar and Florence's most famous piece of folklore. You put a coin in the boar's mouth and let it slide out. If it successfully falls the grate below, it ensures a safe return to Florence. This tradition was documented as early as 1766.

From here, you're only 10 to 15 minutes from the main train station, but by a rule of thumb when in a foreign city, you should try to get there 20 minutes early.

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Travel Guide to FLORENCE - How to best explore Tuscany | Italy

???? Florence, the most beautiful city in Italy. Its atmosphere despite lots of tourists is truly remarkable. In this comprehensive travel guide to Florence we tell you all the important things about the capital of Tuscany.

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13 Tips for an AWESOME Trip to Hong Kong

One of the most astounding cities in the world…join me as I help you decide what to do, where to go, where to stay, and what to eat in wonderful Hong Kong.

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Hotel: Mini Hotel Central
I found my room for around $80 (which had big windows and a view). Note…there are even cheaper rooms at this hotel (around 50 dollars), but they will be even smaller and they may or may have a window…it was unclear when I was booking. I’d call the hotel to double check.

Food:
-Tim Ho Wan
-Luk Yu Tea House
-Lin Hueng Tea Room (formerly called Lin Huen Tea House)
-Mak’s Noodle
-Tsim Chai Kee
-Kam’s Roast Goose
-Joy Hing Roasted Meat
-Little Bao
-Ho Lee Fook
-Street Food (Most of my favorite stalls are in Mong Kok)
-Oddies Foodies
-Tai Cheong Bakery
-Mammy Pancake
-Hong Lin Restaurant
-Spicy Crab (Temple Night Market)
-Mankamana Nepalese Cuisine
-Lord Stow’s Bakery (Macau egg tarts)
-So Bor Kee Seafood (on Cheung Chau Island)
-Din Tai Fong (not directly featured in the video…but a few of the shots of the food are from here)

Bars/Nightlife:
-Lan Kwai Fong
-Lockhart Road (Wan Chai)
-Hollywood Road (Central/Soho)
-The Old Man (cool delicious drinks all named after Hemingway references)
-Mrs. Pound (also amazing food here)

Neighborhoods:
-Central Business district
-Wan Chai
-Tsim Cha Tsui
-Mong Kok
-Soho

Markets:
-Temple Night Street Market
-Mong Kok Ladies Market
-Upper Lascar Row Antique Market (also known as Cat Street)
-Stanly Market

Temples/Monasterys:
-Tian Tan (Giant) Buddha on Lantau Island…get here by taking the tram at Tung Chung
-Man Mo Temple (Central)
-Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery (North Kowloon)

Hong Kong Park:
(some shots of the next door botanical gardens are also included in this segment)Star Ferry: Terminal 7 in Central or in Tsim Sha Tsui on Kowloon side

Victoria Peak:
Tram up to the top (beware the lines)
Take a Taxi
Or there are buses
And of course you can always walk if you want the exercise:)

Day Trip to Macau:
Ruins of St. Paul
Senado Square
Taipa Village
Venetian Casino
Lagoon near the Wynn (for many of the aerial shots…note…I received permission from local police to fly my drone)

Nature/Hikes/etc:
-Dragon’s Back Hike
-Shek O Beach
-Big Wave Bay Beach (kind of haha)
-Lion Rock Hike
-Tai O Fishing Village (easily accessible from the Tian Tan (Giant) Buddha
-Cheung Chau Island

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HOW TO TRAVEL FLORENCE ITALY IN 2021 || Is it worth the hype ?!

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What NOT to do in ITALY - DON'Ts of Italy [2021 Travel Guide]

In this video, we'll explore what NOT to do when you're traveling to Italy, covering everything from the Italian language, food, tipping, how to behave in traffic, complicated opening hours of attractions and restaurants, common tourist mistakes, and much more.

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0:00 Intro
0:38 DON'T assume people speak ENGLISH
1:21 DON'T eat in the RESTAURANTS next to ATTRACTIONS
1:44 DON'T expect an amazing BREAKFAST
2:18 DON'T assume you won't PAY EXTRA for drink/meal
2:58 DON'T forget to check for the LUNCH and DINNER TIME
3:44 DON'T assume attractions are OPEN DAILY
4:18 DON'T order a CAPPUCCINO in the afternoon
5:06 DON'T forget to carry some CASH
5:41 DON'T trust the GPS
6:59 DON'T forget to look both ways CROSSING the street
7:10 DON'T expect to PARTY HARD
7:40 DON'T visit just the TOURISTY PLACES
8:16 DON'T forget to RELAX and enjoy
8:42 DON'T travel with a heavy SUITCASE
9:22 DON'T forget to watch your BELONGINGS
9:42 DON'T dress INAPPROPRIATELY when visiting sacred places
9:55 DON'T talk POLITICS
10:19 DON'T expect CHEAP LUXURY
10:35 DON'T forget to bring a TRAVEL ADAPTER

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FLORENCE GUIDES part 1 | 10 Secrets of Florence you won't find on travel guides

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Florence, or, as we call it in Italy, Firenze, is a beautiful city and there's a lot to see if you have a common travel guide for tourists in your hands. But there are also a bunch of interesting secrets that only people that grew up there, like us, know. And florentine guys often don't share secrets with foreign people! Se from here the idea of making a video about the most secret, non-for-tourist things to know about Florence. Enjoy!
This is the list of the secrets:
00:29 The secret bakeries
02:10 The Giardino del Bobolino
02:54 The Fall of the golden ball on the top of the Duomo
03:24 Wine doors (Buchette del Vino)
04:03 Giotto's dog on the campanile
04:43 the tag of the resurrection
05:53 the secret cemetery in Piazza del Limbo
06:33 The profile of a Bore, by Michelangelo
07:20 The scandal stone and the bronze pig

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Florence, Italy: Medici Sights

More info about travel to Florence: Florence, Italy, was the epicenter of the Renaissance, the cultural explosion that propelled Europe out of the Middle Ages and into an economic, intellectual, and artistic boom time. Wealth from the Medici family is largely responsible for funding many of the city’s Renaissance icons, including Brunelleschi’s dome and Michelangelo’s David.

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Florence for 2 Days | Travel Guide | What to see in

We try to spend a romantic weekend in Florence. Took the night bus and our adventure started. In this video will show you the best sightseeing which you should visit.

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1. Florence Cathedral - Dome
2. Palazzo Vecchio
3. Uffizi Gallery
4. Ponte Vecchio
5. Piazzale Michelangelo - great for sunset
6. Galleria dell'Accademia
7. Basilica di Santa Croce
8. Boboli Gardens (Giardino di Boboli)
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